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Velis Café fined for displaying the wrong ratings. Photo ©Islington Council, March 2017
Turkish café opposite Arsenal stadium fined £2K for false food hygiene claim

  A North London café must pay out thousands of pounds after it falsely claimed to have a top food hygiene rating when its actual rating was much lower. Action was taken by Islington Council after Veli’s Café, opposite Arsenal’s Emirates stadium, was caught by its trading standards officers of displaying the misleading food hygiene […]

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Beşiktaş goalscorer Ryan Babel celebrates after his team beat Olympiacos 4.1 in Istanbul, 16 March 2017. Photo Facebook/Beşiktaş
Beşiktaş draw Lyon in UEFA Europa League quarter-finals

  Today’s draw paired Beşiktaş against French runners-up Olympique Lyonnais (Lyon) in the last eight of the UEFA Europa League Cup. Turkey’s Süper Lig champions went through after a pulsating game against Greek champions Olympiacos in Istanbul last night. After drawing 1:1 in Athens last Thursday, the Turkish side were in the driving seat for […]

Picture collage of Turkish Cypriot culture comprising: şeftali kebab, sesta and lokma
Save the date for first ‘Turkish Cypriot Cultural Festival’ in June

  The Council of Turkish Cypriot Associations UK (CTCA UK), or KONSEY as it is more commonly known, is gearing up to one of its biggest ever events this summer. On Sunday 25 June, they will be hosting the Turkish Cypriot Cultural Festival at the Chingford Rugby Club in East London. This all-day event promises […]

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AK Party protestors in Samsun burn the wrong flag, mistaking the French one for the Dutch, 13 March 2017
AK Party trolls target the wrong people in anti-Dutch protests

  A diplomatic spat between the Netherlands and Turkey has expanded in unexpected ways to unfairly target people unrelated to the dispute. Over the weekend, Dutch officials refused permission for Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu’s plane to land. Dutch police then deported Families and Social Affairs Minister Fatma Betül Sayan Kaya from Rotterdam. The two […]

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Turkey, Europe relations turn ugly as Dutch deport Families Minister Fatma Sayan Kaya

  Diplomatic relations between Turkey and several European countries continue to deteriorate over their blunt refusal to allow senior members of the ruling AK Party to hold political rallies in their cities. There was uproar after Germany and Switzerland blocked planned AKP rallies. But tensions have boiled over with the Netherlands in the past 24 hours […]

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Reps from Board of Deputies of British Jews meet with the TRNC London Representative, 9 March 2017. L-R: David Walsh, Zehra Başaran, Gillian Merron and Esra Emin.
Jewish-Turkish Cypriot relations take a step forward

  Senior members of the Board of Deputies of British Jews (BDBJ) met with the TRNC London Representative for the first time yesterday. TRNC ambassador Zehra Başaran and Esra Emin, a TRNC diplomat, hosted BDBJ’s chief executive Gillian Merron and David Walsh, the body’s international relations officer, at the TRNC London office on Thursday morning. […]

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Turkey's Sports Minister Akif Çağatay Kılıç (right) with Yıldırım Demirören, chairman of the Turkish Football Federation
Football: either Turkey or Germany to host Euro 2024

The 2024 European Championship finals will be held in either Germany or Turkey, UEFA has confirmed. The two countries were the only ones to submit a declaration of interest to European football’s governing body before the 3 March deadline. The federations of both countries now have until April 2018 to prepare a dossier detailing their […]

New Erdoğan biopic ‘Reis’ flops at the box office

  A biographical film charting the meteoric rise of Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has bombed at the box office. Directed by Hüdaverdi Yavuz, Reis opened at over 300 screens on Friday 3rd March, but sold just 67,850 tickets to make 817,158 TL on its first weekend, leaving the film trailing in fourth place at […]